Friday, November 18, 2011

Booth: Epigrams, Ancient and Modern

Epigrams, Ancient and Modern by John Booth (1865)

As the title explains, the book contains all kinds of epigrams: humorous, witty, satirical, moral, and panegyrical. They are organized chronologically, starting with the Greek Anthology and Roman authors, followed by English authors, and then other modern writers, followed by contemporary English writers. There are citations for the ancient epigrams, but they are provided in English verse translation, by a variety of translators - but no Latin or Greek.


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